Google and Samsung’s efforts on Wear OS seem to be paying off

At I/O 2021 in May, Google announced that it was giving Wear OS a much-needed revamp in partnership with Samsung. We got our first look at the updated Wear OS soon thereafter when Samsung rolled out its latest Galaxy Watch 4 series, and it was a big improvement over the previous release. It seems like consumers also love Wear OS 3, as it has seen a massive jump in market share in Q3 2021.
This is what Wear OS 3 with One UI Watch is like on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
According to Counterpoint’s latest market study report (via 9to5Google), Wear OS’ market share grew to 17 percent in Q3 2021, up from just 4 percent in Q2 2021. The strong growth looks to be a direct result of Samsung’s adoption of Wear OS on its latest smartwatches. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 series reportedly made up nearly 60 percent of smartwatch shipments in North America and Europe during the third quarter. While Apple maintained the top stop in the smartwatch segment, its share fell 10 percent YoY due to the delay…

Written By: Pranob Mehrotra

Original Article: https://www.xda-developers.com/google-samsung-efforts-wear-os-paying-off/

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